Greetings angling aficionados. I have been laid up for awhile (6 long weeks!) which has annoyingly cut into my fishing. I herniated a disk in my back and in addition to the mind numbing, life reevaluating pain it pretty much totally precludes a person from fishing. I've been lucky to get out of bed. Now that I'm better I have been fishing with my son a lot which is not prone to catching tons of fish but gives you a real chance to take some nice pictures while he drinks salt water, shrieks with glee and throws the rod into the bay. Report follows.
There's some crazy photos in this report
The waterproof Pentax Optio W20 takes a mean hippy shot. Really.
When you're fishing buddy is a 3 year old, this is a 40 inch snook.
It's been raining some and I've been recovering all sorts of treasures washing out of the canals. These are like 6 bucks at Wal-Mart! Score.
Is this a legal PFD? I hope so cause that's what I've been taking out. Shoot, its only 4 feet deep here. Seriously, does anyone know?
This was caught on troll as I was screamed at to "paddle faster! paddle faster!". We were both pretty stoked.
Lightning hit our oak tree. It sent oak tree parts through the screen 100 ft away and melted the whole irrigation system and took out the cable. Stupid lightning.
How are the pods of bait everywhere? The fishing would probably be pretty good if mr. man would stop hammering the rod against the hull and screaming the spongebob squarepants song. Although you gotta love ol' spongebob. Hes a riot. "Yellow, absorbent and porous is he!" I love that part of the song.
This reel snapped in my hand during a tussle with a 16" trout. Really. This event is also the prelude into an Sarasota's Economy Tackle rant. I go in there (where I purchased this reel 6 mos. prior) and get the customer is ALWAYS wrong rap. Capt. Hungover tells me I must've dropped this and in his 20 years of making 9.50 an hour he's never seen anything like this. I'm like, "look, buddy, just please give me the address. I don't want to argue with you about the history of the reel." We stand there and finally he he gets a box for me and we literally are arguing over what happened to my reel. Jesus. What an oxygen thief. Economy Tackle is the lamest tackle shop in the history of time. What a tool shed. No fisherman should buy from those guys. I won't make that mistake again. I don't even really care about the reel. It's still sitting on my desk. It's the bad attitude those guys drop time and time again. When I was a kid it was the place to go but I'm done going there. They suck. Don't go there and definitely DO NOT BUY A KAYAK THERE. Seriously. Tell all your friends. I am.
With the exception of Economy Tackle, It's pretty nice living here.
I've been finding gear everywhere. This was in the tideline wrapped in some sticks and crap.
Yet another highly prized gamefish landed by the future 6x winner of the oberto redfish tour/nobel peace prize.
Want to keep a kid in a life jacket? Put it on like a straightjacket. Can't take off a backwards PFD.
Ohhhhhhh! Bill Dance topwater found in mangroves. This thing probably works insane. Bill would NEVER endorse a inferior product...
Dig this one, hippy
The tables have turned.
We caught some trout.
Interesting cloud formation #77231
I like how the cloud and the oyster bed are shaped the same. Clyde Butcher would totally dig that...
"Why would my father give me such a crappy reel? I think I'll throw it in the bay to express my displeasure..."
I told you there were a ton of hippy shots in this report.
The hits just keep on comin'
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That's it! Sorry about the lack of actual fish photos but those all look the same anyhow.